What is 2-1-1?

2-1-1 is a quick and easy way to find information and get referrals for thousands of programs and services across Maryland.


Who should call?

Anyone of any age can call 2-1-1 at anytime. 2-1-1 call specialists are trained to assist people dealing with all kinds of challenges including housing, utility shutoffs, family crisis, financial, legal, employment, and other problems. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in over 170 languages. 2-1-1 is also accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing through Maryland Relay (dial 7-1-1).


Does it cost anything?

2-1-1 services are free. Your telephone provider’s long-distance rates may apply if you are calling one of our local numbers from out of the area. If you are calling from a cell phone, air time and other cell phone charges may apply. If you or a loved one need help or support, pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 today.


Using the 2-1-1 Database

The 2-1-1 Maryland database has information on thousands of health and human services across Maryland. Type in a word or short phrase representing your need, or select a county for all services in that area. You can also use any of the Common Search terms listed on the site to jump directly to that category.


Benefit Screening

Find our what programs and services you may be eligible to receive:

For Maryland Residents For Everyone Else

2-1-1 in Other States

2-1-1 is available in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and much of Canada. Our neighbors:

Delaware | District of Columbia | New Jersey | Pennsylvania | West Virginia | Virginia